Indonesians charged with trafficking 340kg of meth
GEORGE TOWN: Four Indonesian men have been charged at a Magistrates Court here with trafficking in 340,246gm of methamphetamine in a bungalow in Batu Ferringhi.
Dwi Supriyatno Mei, 43, Fredy Hermawan, 40, Andy Paksi, 38, and Indra Mulyadi, 40, are alleged to have committed the offence at the house in Jalan Batu Ferringhi at 9.30pm on Oct 27.
No plea was entered and bail was not offered as drug trafficking under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
Magistrate Noor Fadzila Ishak fixed Dec 10 for mention pending the chemist’s report.
On Oct 29, Penang police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob told a press conference that the raid was the state’s largest Ecstasy bust ever and the drugs seized were worth more than RM38mil.
In the same court, Toh Ooi Hwa, 57, was charged with trafficking in 1,000gm of methamphetamine in front of a business premises in Lorong Delima 5, Gelugor, at the same time and day.
The court fixed the same mention date.
Counsel Muhammad Amir Abdul Rani represented Toh while the Indonesians were not represented.
By PRISCILLA DIELENBERG
Published: Monday November 9, 2009 MYT 1:03:00 PM
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